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sundeck sue Mar 30, 2011 12:00 PM

Dropping my husband off for a very early flight Sat. out of SFO. Making lemon-ade from lemons, I want to combine it w/ a trip to the Alemany Farmer's Market.

But I'll have a long window between SFO drop-off (5:30 AM) and the time the Market opens (7:30 AM).

I live in Berkeley, so going home for a snooze isn't an option.

Thoughts about where I could have breakfast--and maybe a post-breakfast cup of coffee?!

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    joisey al Apr 1, 2011 07:26 PM

    Neal's Coffee Shop in the Burlingame Shopping Ctr. 1845 El Camino Real, Burlingame. However, on Saturday the place opens at 7:00 am....healthy menu, specialization in egg white omelettes.

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    Neal's Coffee Shop
    1845 El Camino Real, Burlingame, CA 94010

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      sundeck sue Apr 1, 2011 11:02 PM

      thanks all!

    2. Candice Mar 31, 2011 10:42 AM

      Sandbox Bakery on Cortland opens at 6am on Saturday. More interesting options than Martha's but less seating.

      http://www.sandboxbakerysf.com

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      Sandbox Bakery
      833 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

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        Windy Mar 31, 2011 11:21 AM

        What do you like at Sandbox? I've tried a few things that weren't exciting.

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          sundeck sue Mar 31, 2011 01:06 PM

          Thanks for suggestions.

          Just curious. Anyone know of places farther south w/ early openings--eg. a terrific South S.F. diner or someplace in Millbrae that servers up great congee?

          1. re: sundeck sue
            pamf Mar 31, 2011 02:08 PM

            Unfortunately JoAnn's diner in SSF doesn't open until 7:30.

            Peter's Cafe on the corner of Millbrae Avenue and El Camino opens at 6am. It's directly adjacent to the Millbrae BART and very close to the airport.

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              wolfe Apr 1, 2011 07:35 PM

              Here's a thread with Broadway Bistro opening at 7:30 with jook.
              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/773033

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              Broadway Bistro
              349 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030

              1. re: sundeck sue
                susancinsf Apr 2, 2011 09:16 PM

                too late if you meant today, but I still remember Ed's Diner fondly, and it was my answer several years ago when someone asked almost the same exact question:

                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6317...

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                Ed's Diner
                348 Grand Ave S, San Francisco, CA

            2. Windy Mar 30, 2011 08:47 PM

              Just checking, and Martha's on Cortland opens before 6.
              http://www.marthabros.com/locations.html

              I don't love their coffee, but they have lots of good snacks, and it's close to Alemany.

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                sf415 Mar 30, 2011 05:22 PM

                Not sure when the Liberty Cafe opens, but I went there once and really enjoyed it!

                1. Windy Mar 30, 2011 12:16 PM

                  Those are not my hours, but I think Alemany vendors start showing up at 6.

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